Tanning shoe leather with barrels full of water and chromium sulfate poses a hazard to tanners, shoe wearers and the environment. Two new alternatives involve tanning in highly pressurized CO2 in special drums and using rhubarb root extract.
While the Euro 2016 players are kicking around a leather ball, the German Leather Museum presents a cultural history of the material. From Ancient Egyptian graves to Viennese Art Nouveau, leather has been all around us.
A shoe manufacturer in Portugal is trying to make shoes with a small ecological footprint and stylish design at an affordable price.
The Ethical Fashion Show Berlin is an interesting mix of stylish clothes and sustainable green thinking. DW's Harald Franzen went to see whether sustainability and style go together.
Germany may not be known as a powerhouse for design and fashion, but the country and its people still have their own style. A new book traces the changing face of what it has meant to be "very German" over the years.
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